In an event arranged by NATA (North America Telugu Association) political forum, few NRIs questioned Minister Jagdish Reddy’s involvement in Suryapet Collectorate Land Scam.
Briefly about the scam-despite availability of 250 acres of government land, private land was purchased for the construction of Suryapet District Collectorate. Land was purchased from Sri Sai Developers at the rate of Rs. 18 lakh per acre. Further, nearly 150 acres of surrounding land was purchased and sold after doing plotting by increasing the land value. Minister Jagadish Reddy holds 20% of share in the real estate firm in the name of a benami Saidi Reddy, a Canada-based NRI. He said Jagadish Reddy has amassed huge illegal wealth by indulging in several land scams.
Minister tried to threaten NRIs for questioning his involvement in the scam. Sarvotham Reddy AICC Member, Madhu Yashki, Revanth Reddy were also present in the political forum discussion. Minister was cornered with questions on TRS govt failures at the event as per sources.